Supreme Court rejects plea challenging appointment of Justice Gogoi as next CJI

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by advocate RP Luthra seeking to quash the appointment  of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. The petitioner advocates, R P Luthra and Satyaveer Sharma had relied on the contents of a press conference called by the top four judges including Justice Gogoi earlier […]

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Bhima-Koregaon violence: Supreme Court says it may allow SIT probe if material is ‘cooked up’

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court said that it may order an investigation a Special Investigation Team in activist arrest case if it is a cooked up story. We may quash the case here if it is a cooked up story. If it calls for our intervention, we will look into it,” said the top court. The court made the statement as it […]

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Frame scheme for rehabilitation of leprosy patients, SC asks Centre and State

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court issued a slew of directions to end the stigma and discrimination of leprosy patients, expressing serious concern over the discrimination being meted out to leprosy patients, the Supreme Court Friday directed the Centre to consider framing separate rules for granting disability certificates to leprosy patients for availing reservation and various welfare benefits. A […]

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ISRO spy case: SC says arrest of scientist Nambi Narayanan unnecessary, awards Rs 50 lakh compensation

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India held that scientist S Nambi Narayanan was unnecessarily arrested , harassed and subjected to mental cruelty and ordered Rs 50 lakh compensation for the scientist. Narayanan was acquitted by a trial court in 1994. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra awarded Rs 50 lakh compensation to 76-year-old Narayanan. The top court […]

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J&K Govt Approaches SC in new DGP’s appointment

NEW DELHI: The Jammu and Kashmir government approached the Supreme Court after violating the Supreme Court guidelines that restricts States from appointing acting and interim police chiefs. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of the state government that in view of the upcoming panchayat polls […]

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UIDAI’s proposal to hire social media agency is against its submissions, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court  said the proposal of the Unique Identification Authority of India to hire an agency  to monitor various social media platforms and monitor such platforms was contrary to its earlier submissions. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud  asked Attorney General KK Venugopal to […]

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Supreme Court asks, all state to appoint senior police officer to stop cow vigilantism

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed all state governments to appoint a senior police officer for each district to effectively deal with incidents of cow vigilantism. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra the chief secretaries and DGPs of states to file status reports on action taken to prevent such cases. The bench, also comprising Justices Amitava […]

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Supreme Court dismissed, plea seeking ban the on the book ‘Meesha’said Craftsmanship of writer deserves to be respected

NEW DELHI: A SC Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra expounded that,”Craftsmanship of a writer deserves to be respected, seeking to ban the book ‘Meesha’ for allegedly depicting Hindu women visiting temples in derogatory light, saying the Top court said craftsmanship of a writer deserves to be respected”. The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar […]

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SC to hear plea against Sharia courts

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has considered a fresh plea of a Muslim woman seeking to declare as unconstitutional the setting up of Sharia courts to decide marriage, divorce and other cases. The apex court, which had last year banned the age-old practice of instant ‘triple talaq’ among Sunni Muslims, had on March 26 decided […]

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SC rejects plea for minimum punishment, of two years for electoral offences

NEW DELHI:  A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra refused to entertain plea that sought a minimum punishment of two years for electoral offences by candidates and political parties. The bench refused to entertain a PIL filed by advocate that sought to make electoral offences cognisable. Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay that sought to make electoral offences […]

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